Here are four recommended fun activities to help you explore Pocahontas State Park:
A blue heron greets paddlers along Swift Creek
Every Saturday morning during October park staff will lead a paddle tour of one of the parks three lakes, Swift Creek. During the informative tour you’ll see and learn about the wildlife that calls Pocahontas home. The guided program begins at 7 a.m. and is appropriate for children ages 6 and up.
Zombies 5K Torch Run will benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia
Virginia Zombie 5K Torch Run
On Saturday, October 11th the park will host a 5K run to benefit and raise awareness of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Law Enforcement agencies of the Virginia State Police, Chesterfield County Police Department, Department of Corrections the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Richmond Police Department.
This fall festival will host bands and local craft breweries.
The Virginia Hops and Harvest Festival
Pocahontas LIVE is bringing this wonderful festival back to the park for its third year on Saturday, October 18th. Bands such as With Music from When Rock Was Young – A Tribute to Elton John, Quebe Sisters, and Paul Plumeri will rock the Heritage Amphitheater. Virginia craft breweries will offer tastings. Gates open at 12 p.m.
AWARE educators will be on site to talk about owls at the Park After Dark event
The Off the Ark, will bring exotic reptiles and learn about owls and opossums from AWARE educators.
As you can see there are plenty of activities at the park during this month to keep you busy every weekend. For more information on these events, call the park office at 804-796-4255 or by email.
The park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360.
Its address is 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.